Thursday, November 20, 2008

I hate the UN: $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.

The U.N. Human Rights Council, frequently accused of coddling some of the world's most repressive governments, threw itself a party in Geneva Tuesday that featured the unveiling of a $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.

In a ceremony attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo told the press that his 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of "an image of the world dripping toward the sky" — but it reminded critics of money slipping out of relief coffers.

"In Spain there's a controversy because they took money out of the foreign aid budget — took money from starving children in Africa — and spent it on colorful stalactites," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch.

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does anyone know where I can find the UN Security Council's mural or the mural inside the dome of the white house? These images can not be seen in their entirety. You can't zoom in too much. I am curious to see what is happening in those images.

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